Theresa Sue Gilson Ward of Pascagoula, MS was born June 10, 1941 in Marks, MS to Sam and Mary Sue Gilson. She passed away on October 1, 2019. Theresa retired from the Mississippi Department Of Health at the Jackson County Health Department after 40 Years. Theresa was an avid baker that enjoyed baking cakes for family celebrations and spent many years catering events for others. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and took great pride in being a mother and grandmother. After retirement, Theresa and her husband Drexel of 54 years enjoyed over 10 Years traveling the U.S.A and Canada in their Motor Home.
She is preceded in death by Father Sam Gilson, Mother Mary Sue Gilson-Whatley, Stepfather Bill Whatley, Step Brother Ollie Franks, Step Sister Brenda Bond.
She is survived by husband Drexel Ward, son Chris (Hope) Ward, granddaughter Marina (Ryan)Burri, grandson Seth Ward, and great-granddaughter Sadie-Grace Burri, Step-Mother, Maxine Gilson, Step-sisters, Margie Ladner, Debbie Albert, Eva Lee Robinson, step-brothers, Jerry Bond, Nicky Franks, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends that loved her dearly. In Lieu of flowers, donations to Alzheimer’s Disease Research would be greatly appreciated.
Visitation will be Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, 11:00-1:00pm at O’Bryant-O’Keefe Funeral Home in Pascagoula. Funeral Service will begin at 1:00pm with Funeral Procession to follow to Biloxi National Cemetery for 2:30pm committal service. You may send condolences to her family at www.obryantokeefe.com
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